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My new Rig- A Big thanks to all
millzy555 
8/9/08 6:24:01 PM
Serf
After deliberating on here on what to get, i went out with some good advice and purchased my not so new system- a big thanks to all who helped:
Now for the specs....
CPU & PSU combo: Intel core2 duo E6850, antec true power 1000w
Mobo: XFX 680i SLI motherboard:
Ram: 4GB Corsair (2x2GB) DDR2 800Mhz Ram:
GFX: 2x XFX 8800 Ultra Extreme Edition 768MB
HDD: Western Digital 150GB Raptor 10000RPM
ODD: ASUS white…..
Case: Antec 900
- Managed to get a 19” lcd, speakers, G7 mouse, keyboard , Vista also

Grand total: $1300,

I couldn't be happier-


Edited by millzy555: 8/9/2008 07:16:40 PM

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Midnight_light 
8/9/08 6:34:33 PM
Primarch
Why?... What for?

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AMD 5200+
4GB 800MHz
Gainward 9600GT Golden Sample
640GB+ 2x320GB
Pioneer 212D
Corsair HX-520
Antec 900 modded

millzy555 
8/9/08 6:40:44 PM
Serf
Good question, after getting some recommendations off here, i was adding things up to build it myself, totaling around $1500, then saw this and added up the cost- totaling around $4700 a few months back and thought why not, overkill yes, but it should last a while

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tantryl 
8/9/08 6:55:04 PM
SuperHero
Immortal


*sigh*

E8400 ~$200
Gigabyte EP43-DS3 ~$120
4GB DDR2-800 ~$85
WD 640GB ~$90
HD4870X2 ~$675
Pioneer 215 ~$35
CM690 ~$90
Corsair TX-750 ~$175
Total $1470

Brand new, faster, full warranty...

You saved $170, got a slower more bug ridden machine that can't overclock as well and you have no recourse if anything breaks.

Why didn't you ask?

*EDIT* I suppose the screen and mouse and whatnot help a bit. Is it a legit version of Vista?


Edited by tantryl: 8/9/2008 7:05:25 PM

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"It is the war we cannot win, nor can we lose nor drop. There is evidence of an instability of ideas, a floating series of judgements, our policy of nervous conciliation which is very disturbing."
- US Senator Hugh Scott

Tech-Kid 
8/9/08 7:11:35 PM
Champion
OMFG... That is an outdated rig dude. How could you not have asked? I can probably build a computer for less that yours and ripped it into shreds. Big boo boo dude.

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1: Intel Quad Core Q9450 @ 3.4GHz (425 x 8), Gigabyte P35-DS3P, A-Data Memory Pro 800, ATi HD3850 770/1030, TT Big Typhoon VX, Antec EW 500, CM Elite 330, WD 640GB.

millzy555 
8/9/08 7:12:01 PM
Serf
haha, i could see this coming, you were meant to go along with it- like yeah that was a good buy, now how to delete posts.....
Yes, legit. vista and all manuals/boxes warranty's
Plus no building time, postage costs, going to shops back and forth, waiting for items in the mail, getting stuffed around by companies

just a reminder- i don't claim this is the best blah blah, just that it was good for me at the time and what i want to get out of it


Edited by millzy555: 8/9/2008 07:14:10 PM

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tantryl 
8/9/08 7:44:42 PM
SuperHero
Immortal


I just get a bit shirty when people make threads asking for opinions, opinions that we generally put time and effort into, then completely ignore them.

I'm happy you're happy dude. Have fun with it.

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"It is the war we cannot win, nor can we lose nor drop. There is evidence of an instability of ideas, a floating series of judgements, our policy of nervous conciliation which is very disturbing."
- US Senator Hugh Scott

sora3 
8/9/08 8:14:04 PM
Immortal

Quote by tantryl
I just get a bit shirty when people make threads asking for opinions, opinions that we generally put time and effort into, then completely ignore them.

I'm happy you're happy dude. Have fun with it.



At least you're not doing to him what your avatar is doing...


Edited by sora3: 8/9/2008 8:14:27 PM

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strifus 
8/9/08 8:44:17 PM
Charge
lol...i hope you dont do that to your machine tant :D

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Fat_Bodybuilder 
8/9/08 8:49:19 PM
Titan

Wow, it was our pleasure but it doesn't look like we helped much, and if anyone did, with that rig, they should be slapped.

Sounds like you went in the store saying "I want this that and that please" and the dude at the counter was like "no no we don't have dat sank you, you should get dis dat and dis, mcuh bettar!"

"okay, I'll take 3 =)"

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E8500 @ 4.0Ghz Daily || 2GB OCZ Special Ops || X38-DS4 || HD 4870   
ViewSonic 26" || Logitech Z4 || TJ07 || G11 and G5

millzy555 
8/9/08 8:54:10 PM
Serf
ok well in future i shall keep my comments to myself, nothing against anyone

F.B.B- Thats exactly how it happened!

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SkitZaY 
8/9/08 9:17:40 PM
Serf
What a way to rip on the guy for being happy and content with his new machine. ;) It's sad he didn't listen to your guys great advice, but it is his decision. Once again, I state GREAT advice, helping me so far. xD

Grats on your new box mate. So long as your happy.

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Goonit 
8/9/08 9:22:42 PM
Initiate

My girlfriend thinks someone made a sketch of me in tantryl avatar..

PS: Don't listen to tantryl, he tells people to get cases that are too small for there GTX 260s. :P

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millzy555 
8/9/08 9:22:48 PM
Serf
This is pointless, close this thread someone..
Yes i understand where everyone is coming from, but with money in short supply going with everyone's GREAT advice wasn't applicable for myself at this point in time, which is why i decided against it.

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Goonit 
8/9/08 9:36:45 PM
Initiate

Lost old fella, come on hop in!

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millzy555 
8/9/08 9:41:34 PM
Serf
no thanks, i'll walk it alone

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xidus 
8/9/08 10:32:18 PM
Champion

Tantryl's rig would have been a better buy, but I wouldn't say you've got a bad deal necessarily, it's just an outdated rig, still decent though.

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Midnight_light 
8/9/08 10:54:07 PM
Primarch
Oh man those vid cards and the PSU and the hdd dear god why.

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AMD 5200+
4GB 800MHz
Gainward 9600GT Golden Sample
640GB+ 2x320GB
Pioneer 212D
Corsair HX-520
Antec 900 modded

thesorehead 
8/9/08 10:54:23 PM
Guru

Kicks the pants off my rig!

'course, mine didn't cost that much 'cos I'm cheap (AMD 4eva!). They don't even sell my CPU any more!

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"Consoles are toys. $250 is the most I will pay for a toy." - thesorehead

donkeyruler 
9/9/08 12:19:58 AM
Overlord

Hey dw what the people say, as long as your happy, yeah your rig is a bit outdated, but meh if wit performs well enough for you.

Man late last year that was like the most awesome setup you could possibly get! well atleast the Mobo, CPU and GPU's were. how technology has advanced so quickly, its so scary lol.

anywhos that system pawns mine cos i only have a single 8600gts still XD

soon my shall prove the victor...one day...one day...

congratz mate, hope the computer suits your needs.

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Intel C2D E8600 @ 4.0Ghz
Noctua NH-U12P
GA-X48-DQ6
4GB OCZ Extreme DDR2 1200Mhz
2x 20x SATA LG DVD Burner
2x SATA Samsung 500GB HDD
Cooler Master CM690 ATX
Corsair HX620W ATX PSU

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